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Brian Bailey is an independent consultant working in the fields of Electronic System Level (ESL) methodologies and functional verification. Prior to this he was the chief technologist for verification at Mentor Graphics. He is the editor for the EETimes EDA Designline and a contributing editor to EDN. He has published seven books, given talks around the world, chairs international standards committees (is he crazy), and sits on the technical advisory board for several EDA companies. He graduated from Brunel University in England with a first class honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering (yes – he is another Brit, so of course he is crazy).


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  • 07.31.2013
  • Who was the inventor?
  • Actually, that does matter. The people named as the inventors must be the ones who came up with the idea. It must include everyone who was material in the invention and nobody else.
  • 07.23.2013
  • Fab lite, Design lite
  • Mea Culpa - I was told this by a reliable source, but you are right. When I checked on Wikipedia they had this to say on the subject: The credit for pioneering the fabless concept is given to Bernie Vonderschmitt of Xilinx and Gordon A. Campbell of Chips and Technologies. The first fabless semiconductor company, the Western Design Center, was founded in 1978. Xilinx, founded in 1984, was the first to "truly" separate the design of chips from their manufacture.
  • 07.09.2013
  • Renaming embedded systems
  • The problem with this definition is that I know a cell phone has a computer in it, while others may not. This means that to some it is and others it is not an embedded system. It may be that those who don't know - don't care.
  • 06.17.2013
  • How to testify in a deposition for patent litigation
  • I have one piece of advise, and yes, I have been in this situation several times. Answer only the exact question you were asked. As engineers we are trained to be helpful - stop it. don't. You wont be thanked for being helpful. Make sure you really understand the question, and don't help them to clarify it. Make them do the work until they have given you a question that you can answer with confidence.